In this first-rate episode, Judith Light returns as ADA Elizabeth Donnelly, and Illeana Douglas debuts in a recurring role as public defender Gina Bernardo.
Stabler and Benson are summoned after a cancer patient who was growing marijuana in her apartment is found raped and murdered. Following the medical examiner's findings, a surprised Benson realizes, We're looking for a kid. Actually, the case involves two students---each of whom blames the other---but only one is old enough to be tried as an adult. Donnelly takes over the prosecution and faces Bernardo in court. Jeremy: Shane E. Lyons. Zachary: Connor Paolo. Mrs. Brice: Becky Ann Baker. Mr. Connor: Jonathan Walker.